External Trainings

Check back here often, as I will be putting information about external trainings up here.

If you know of a training you think other advocates would be interested in, let me know and I will post it here.


Domestic Violence and Religion: Supporting Survivors of Faith on Campus – September 27 – 12:30pm – 3pm

Faith can be a great healer or deepen the wounds of a victim creating a secondary spiritual trauma further isolating survivors. Abusers can also use religious doctrines as a way to manipulate victims. This webinar addresses the pitfalls of religious institutions and doctrine and highlights the need to create trauma-informed approaches that embrace religion and spirituality. We will also address how survivors wrestle with their own faith and spirituality as they recover and how victim advocates can support them. Offered by NJVAA

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Beyond Bias: Talking About Race – September 29 – 9am – 12pm

Offered by the New Jersey Bar Association

Please join us for our FREE interactive workshop that will introduce educators to proper terminology surrounding the issue of race and ethnicity, help educators feel more comfortable talking about issues of race and ethnicity and help educators to open the dialogue regarding issues of race and ethnicity in their schools.

Participants will receive 3 PD credits upon completion of this 3 hour workshop. You will be required to fill out a short survey after the workshop and will not be given a certificate without completion of the survey.

Please note that this is an interactive virtual workshop and not an in-person training. We will be hosting this event via Zoom. You will need acces to a camera and microphone.

“NO SHOW” Policy: If you register and do not attend the workshop, we will notify you that you have been placed on the “No Show” list. Should this occur THREE times, you will be removed from our email list and all future registrations will be canceled. 

Since spots are very limited, we ask that if you cannot make it, you please cancel with us any time up to the day before the training so that others have the opportunity to attend and you not be placed on the “No Show” list. 

If the workshop is filled, please enter your information into our waitlist HERE.

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Attend the “Every Conversation Matters” Webinar – A virtual experience you don’t want to miss – September 30 – 2:00 – 3:30pm

This year, National Adoption Month will focus on teen adoption and engaging youth in permanency planning. The theme for the 2021 initiative, “Every Conversation Matters,” recognizes that authentic youth engagement depends on building authentic relationships, which can begin with a single conversation.

The 90-minute webinar will provide child welfare professionals with tips to incorporate youth engagement in daily practice. During the webinar professionals and young people who have experienced care will:

  • Share how youth engagement is essential to achieving permanency for teens
  • Discuss how to authentically listen to and engage young people
  • Describe how to incorporate youth voice into practice
  • Provide information about resources and materials available from Child Welfare Information Gateway, AdoptUSKids, and Children’s Bureau grantees

This National Adoption Month webinar is a collaboration of AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway, held on behalf of the Children’s Bureau.

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Check out this Webinar on Advancing Equity with the Family First Act presented by the Annie E Casey Foundation

The 60-minute session, hosted by the Annie E. Casey and William T. Grant foundations, includes discussion about:

  • How to ensure that all children and families can benefit from Family First program selections, despite a dearth of evidence-based programs focused on families of color.
  • Ways state and local agencies have engaged families and communities in designing a continuum of care that addresses the needs of young people of color and LGBTQ youth.
  • How to cultivate community support for programs that prevent the need for foster care or help kids grow up in families while in foster care.

Click here to access the webinar